New York: Today, the President of United State of America – Barack Obama asked nations to end the proxy wars, warning that if communities are not allowed to co-exist, the export of extremism overseas and the embers of extremism will continue to burn causing anguish to countless human beings.
OBAMA: Final Addresses UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
In his eighth and last address to the UN General Assembly as the US President, Barack Obama admitted that the sectarian violence and extremist destabilising the Middle East and spreading the hatred between the human beings.
In the 71st UN General Assembly session, US President Obama said that No external power is going to be able to force different ethnic communities or religious communities to co-exist for long.
OBAMA: INDO-PAK UNREST
India accuses Pakistan of waging a proxy war by supporting terrorists groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT), Jaish-e- Mohammad(JeM), who launch cross border attacks.
A deadliest attacks on the Indian Army in recent years, 18 soldiers were killed by heavily armed militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in Uri town in North Kashmir early Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to prevent terrorists from using his territory as safe havens.
Obama said that we have resolved the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy. We welcome a democratically elected leader of Myanmar to this Assembly. We opened relations with Cuba.
He said that the international community must reject any forms of racism or a belief in ethnic superiority that makes our traditional identities irreconcilable with modernity.
He added that instead we need to embrace the tolerance that results from respect of all human beings.
Obama: Russian President Vladimir Putin
The US President also accused the Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to recover power through force.
He said that we see Russia attempting to recover lost glory through force, Asian powers debate competing claims of history. There is no easy answer to resolving all these social forces.
He said that if Russia continues to interfere in the affairs of its neighbours countries, it may be popular at home, it may fuel nationalist fervour for a time, but over time it is also going to diminish its stature and make its borders less secure.
Obama: On Paris Climate Change
Obama requested the world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly to bring the deal of Paris climate change into force as soon as possible and saying that if we don’t act boldly right now, the bill that could come due will be mass migrations and cities submerged and nations displaced and food supplies decimated and conflicted born of despair.
NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR TESTS
On the recent moves of North Korea to test nuclear bomb, Obama said that such steps endangers all of us and any country that endangers global security must face consequences.
He added that those nations with these weapons, like the United States, have a unique responsibility to pursue the path of reducing our stockpiles and reaffirming basic norms like the commitment to never test them again.